Columbia scarcer late 1960's mono LP's

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Post by Global_Dog_Productions » Mon Feb 19, 2007 4:04 am

vinyl1 wrote:The reason is probably that by this era, the stereo mix was what the artist intended to be heard. These monos are just folddowns of the stereo mix, the same effect that you could get by flipping the mono switch on your preamp.

So these are curiosities for those who collect records as artifacts, but of little interest to music lovers. It seems like it is the music lovers who are throwing around big money nowadays.
White label promos are valuable because there are so few compared to regular labels. Likewise with the monos which one would assume are even rarer which were for the AM stations which only broadcast in mono. FM stations which broadcasted in stereo and more likely 'album oriented' should have gotten more copies but in stereo meaning of promos mono should be rarer even if it is inferior.

If you think that the "folddowns" monos are bad listen to some of the reissue CDs that try to make a stereo mix out of a mono recording, I got one with "The Monster Mash" that is totally Ka-Ka (that's a technical term).

Ernie, you do great work, I think seeing timing strips would be great but the size restrictions (width) seems to make that impossible. Even ones that aren't mint, ie. the DJ's actually used them to indicate for the next DJ what to play or not. I find interesting just like the white label you posted with crossed out song titles. Many of the LPs I bought over the years I found my favorite songs were ones I didn't like on first listening but later liked better than the "hit".

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Post by dagwood.bumstead » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:20 am

Global_Dog_Productions wrote:Here's a couple timing strips from white label promos, The River was only a stamp promo.

http://www.globaldogproductions.com/tim ... etings.jpg
http://www.globaldogproductions.com/tim ... to-run.jpg
http://www.globaldogproductions.com/tim ... rkness.jpg
Those are fantastic... 8O
http://recordcollectorsguild.org/index. ... ic&t=63264

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Post by dagwood.bumstead » Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:21 am

Are those white-labels too?
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Post by annaloog » Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:36 am

Global_Dog_Productions wrote:Here's a couple timing strips ....
I found an unused timing strip for a Masterworks LP (though not the album itself); it still has the wax paper backing on it. While I don't imagine they are that unusual, I have yet to come across another like it.

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Post by Global_Dog_Productions » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:53 am

dagwood.bumstead wrote:Are those white-labels too?
Greeting From Asbury Park is a red label, except for the timing strip no indication it is a promo. The rest you can see are white labels. Also included are scans from the "letters" included with "The River" long before Napster existed

http://www.globaldogproductions.com/born2run.jpg
http://www.globaldogproductions.com/darkness.jpg
http://www.globaldogproductions.com/river.jpg
http://www.globaldogproductions.com/river-letter-1.jpg
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Post by annaloog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:07 pm

Ernie11 wrote:...The very last CL number I know of was for archival material, Alice Faye's "Alice Faye in Hollywood, 1934-37", Columbia CL 3068. I think it dates from 1969.
1969 appears to be correct. Had there been a parallel (rechanneled) stereo release, it would likely have been issued as CS 9868 ... figured from adding 6800 to the mono catalog no.
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Post by annaloog » Sun Oct 19, 2008 11:14 pm

This Columbia mono promo is a recent find. Before US Columbia changed their numbering system in 1970, Masterworks (ML, MS) and original cast/sound track (OL, OS) issues were numbered in separate series. The album cover has the usual timing strip at the bottom, and a "SPECIAL MONO/RADIO STATION COPY" sticker at the top. Note the OS (stereo) number is used for the mono edition.
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Post by Ernie11 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:27 pm

Here is a mono stock copy of the soundtrack to "The Graduate".
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Post by Ernie11 » Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:28 pm

Here's a WLP of a Ray Price LP.
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